Taken from the essay KING GEORGE'S
ARMY, 1714-1750, by Alan J. Guy, from the collection of
essays gathered in the Glasgow Museum and Art Gallery/National
Army Museum book '1745: CHARLES EDWARD STEWART AND THE JACOBITES'
"There was no denying either
their valour in action, or their effectiveness as soldiers.
At the bungled assault on the French lines at Fort Ticonderoga,
more than 500 of the 1,000 officers and men of the 42nd
Foot were killed and wounded (8th July 1758); fourteen months
later on the Plains of Abraham, Fraser's 78th Regiment completed
the rout of Montcalm's army by a full bloodied Highland
charge, broadsword in hand (13 September 1759), and on the
battlefields of the German war (1758-63) Highland soldiers
pioneered the kind of light-infantry tactics which would
be of such importance in the development of the art of war
towards the end of the century."